Gifts for Seniors Drive

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Help Us Decorate Our Christmas Tree with Items to Warm the Hands, Feet and Hearts of Our Seniors

With the holidays approaching, generosity and acts of kindness will be a plenty, with particular focus on the children in our community. However, there is one segment of the population that will likely go through the season with little attention cast their way—but could use your help.

For the third year in a row, the employees of Hall Ambulance’s Business Office Division are organizing their Gifts for Seniors drive, collecting items to warm their hands, feet and hearts as the weather turns cold. “We’re collecting slippers & socks (non-skid), gloves, scarves and lap blankets that we can deliver to residents of local skilled nursing facilities prior to Christmas Day,” said Tracy Burnside, lead projects coordinator in the business office.

“We thought about all the different ways we could give back collectively,” Burnside said. “Seniors are often left out, isolated from family and with limited resources.” For that reason, they wanted to help give warmth and smiles to the golden agers of our community.

Gifts for Seniors kicks off on November 12, and runs through December 15. Items donated will be displayed in a unique manner at Hall Ambulance’s Business Office, located at 1001 21st Street, in downtown Bakersfield. “Last year, the ladies came up with the idea to decorate the office Christmas tree with the donated gloves, socks and scarves,” said Robin Slater, manager of the business office. “The result was a purposeful, beautifully decorated tree with items that will certainly be cherished by the seniors who receive them.”

The delivery of these snuggly items are well received by the seniors who respond with smiles, touches and appreciation. “It makes us feel good knowing we made their day a little brighter,” Burnside said. “We wish we could provide for more senior citizens and hope the community will support us.”

For more information on Gifts for Seniors, contact Tracy Burnside at (661) 334-5419, extension 169, or visit

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